Operation Fort Bridge: This will happen in the days to come now that Prince Philip has passed away

Operation Fort Bridge is the official code name for Philip’s death. It refers to a bridge between Edinburgh and Perth. Each king has its own code name. For the Queen it was ‘Operation London Bridge’. When that code name is used, the staff inside the palace walls know what is going on and what to do.

A warning

In some cases, a warning had already been sent to the world before the king died. Of course, this only happens in the event of an expected death. News had already been sent to several British royals, including Queen Victoria and George V., while they were on their deathbed. In the case of Prince Philip, this was not the case.

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